The Expensive Problem with the ‘Day Without a Woman’
– The Washington Post
From the organizers of the Women’s March, a global demonstration that flooded streets with pink-hat-wearing women after Donald Trump’s inauguration, comes today’s “A Day Without a Woman.” The goal is to show the world what life would be like without them. The Washington Post looks at the costs associated with participating.
What the Unemployment Rate Does – And Doesn’t – Say About the Economy
– Pew Research Center
Every month, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a flood of data about employment and unemployment in the U.S. And every month, the lion’s share of the attention goes to one figure – the unemployment rate, which was a seasonally adjusted 4.8% in January. (The February report comes out on Friday.) But, the unemployment rate is just one indicator of how the U.S. economy is doing, and it’s not always the best one.
Top Food Companies Say There Are Billions to Be Made by Cutting Food Waste
– The Fern
The average business saves at least $14 for every dollar spent on reducing food waste, according to a new study by Champions 12.3, a coalition of governments, retailers, research organizations and advocates determined to reach the UN’s global goal of cutting food waste at the producer and consumer levels in half by 2030. Some of the group’s heavy hitters include Kellogg Company, Sodexo, WRI, and Tesco, a popular UK chain of supermarkets.
Washington spends millions on crop research. Why doesn’t more go toward the foods we’re actually supposed to eat? As the U.S. tries to tackle its obesity epidemic, there’s been plenty of debate about how to get people to eat better. Do we need to improve access to healthy foods? Teach cooking? Tax sugary drinks? Specialty crop research is one really unsexy issue that’s hardly ever discussed.